GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE APPLE ON ITS ALLEGED ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOUR IN UK

Highlights:

  • The competition regulator of the United Kingdom said that, it has opened an investigation on the alleged anti-competitive behaviour of Apple
  • The regulator said that, it will be investigate that, Apple has dominant position in the distribution of its apps on its devices in UK

On Thursday, the competition regulator of the United Kingdom said that, it has opened an investigation into the company Apple Inc after the complaints it has received that, the terms and conditions of the producers of the iPhone for the application developers are anti-competitive and unfair.

The Competition and Markets Authority of the United Kingdom said that, the investigation is going to be considering that, whether company Apple has a dominant position in the distribution of the various applications on the Apple devices in the United Kingdom.

The company Apple charges a commission of around 30 percent to the application developers on the value of the transactions or any time a particular customer or consumer purchases their application.

The regulator of the United Kingdom also said that, it is also going to be investigating that, if the company Apple imposes any kind of unfair or anti-competitive terms and conditions on the application developers that are using the App Store.

The company Apple said that, they have been looking forward for working with the Competition and Markets Authority of the United Kingdom for explaining how their guidelines for security, privacy and content have made the Apple App Store a trusted marketplace for both the application developers and consumers and developers.

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